Posts By Caitlin Cashin

Caitlin is an "Accessibility Decoder" at Deque Systems. She joined the team back in 2011 and has taken on a variety of roles over the years. These days she spends her time exploring the best ways to communicate accessibility ideas and solutions to the general public.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

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Accessibility Meetups, Training, and Introducing aXe-core.org It's the 3rd Thursday of May, and you know what that means - it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day! (Or GAAD, for short.) GAAD was started by Los Angeles-based developer Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion, accessibility expert, leader, and all-around mover and shaker. This is the 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day to date, and there are events happening all over… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

Join our aXe-core Live Tutorial!

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If you're a developer, join a11y evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton on April 27th for an interactive tutorial on getting started with aXe-Core. Marcy will walk you through aXe-Core setup and answer all your burning questions about accessibility testing with this cool browser extension. Sign up to learn more! Continue Reading Join our aXe-core Live Tutorial!

Digital A11y Compliance: A Guide to Getting Started

Cover of the Digital Accessibility Guide to Getting Started

If your organization is facing an important web or mobile accessibility compliance deadline and your team has little no experience with web accessibility, then this this guide is for you. Read on to learn what we cover in our helpful eGuide for digital accessibility compliance newbies - and you'll have a better understanding of how to tackle that first accessibility project. Continue Reading Digital A11y Compliance: A Guide to Getting Started

Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

Blurred people in conference event hall, representing aXe hackathon at CSUN

Planning on attending CSUN 2017? Then make sure to mark your calendar for Deque's 2nd annual aXe Hackathon! A11y all-stars Marcy Sutton & Wilco Fiers will be using aXe to perform accessibility testing on open source component libraries, WordPress templates and resources. Learn how to perform basic accessibility testing, compile an a11y bug report and so much more...plus hang around for the free munchies and cool prizes. You don't want to miss this event! Continue Reading Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

Accessibility and Healthcare.gov

Accessibility and Healthcare.gov

This fall, the much awaited launch of the new Healthcare.gov site made headlines as its many glitches caused consumers frustration while trying to sign up for healthcare. Recent reports indicate that many of the site's initial problems have been fixed, and people are now able to sign up. But we wondered, how accessible is the site for everyone? Can people with disabilities easily sign up… Continue Reading Accessibility and Healthcare.gov

Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

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Bach to Bach The Open Well-Tempered Clavier Kickstarter project, a.k.a. "Bach to Bach," is bringing free, high-quality recordings of composer Johann Sebastian  Bach's collection, Well-Tempered Clavier to the Internet under a Creative Commons license. The project is being helmed by Robert Douglass - founder of the successful Open Goldberg project - and concert pianist Kimiko Ishizaka and has already reached and surpassed its initial goal of… Continue Reading Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

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